Life is Full of Ironies

coolasas
Posted January 26, 2016 from Philippines
Setting my sights to what's beyond my world ...
We make choices and sometime situation chooses us, we just need to be prepared to meet half-way!

The irony of the day is very clear in front of me. Facing my computer screen deciding on which paper to answer first -- the one that highlights my desire to become a leader in World Pulse or a document detailing information as a proof of life.

The world is full of it - ironies I mean.

One day, I decided to challenge myself a little bit when I accepted an emergency post in Nepal knowing that I am more comfortable in secured post-conflict, post-emergency places since I started working in development. Last year I decided, well why not - for 2 months I'll experience how it is to be in "ground zero". The two months turned to five and I came back beaming with pride knowing that I survived it and realized it wasn't so bad, in fact it was not so much differnt from what I am used to do except maybe the pacing of when and how things are done.

Now I am embarking into another adventure accepting a post in the Middle East - how crazy is that? Well, actually it is a little mind bogling because I kept telling myself and some friends that I will not work in the region considering the volatility of the situation there but then again, my heart always tells me to go where you're needed rather than where I wanted.

I am pretty sure what I want to do and that I need to go to Gaza but I am not sure if I am ready. I already hear my inner voice telling me "you will not know until you get there", so yeah, soon I will be there and I will know how it feels to be with the people from the region and to see if I can be who I am expected myself to be more than what they expect of me.

I prayed for this, I feel that this would be a good experience, a chance to bring something of me to the people I will encounter working in Gaza and in the other parts of the region. I believe that I am not going there alone, you will be with me, rooting for me and my safety, my acceptance and my success but most of all I am going there with God.

So now I have to finish my proof of life ... is my CV not enough? Ha!

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WorldCare
Dec 31, 2016
Dec 31, 2016

Hello Coolasas, so where are you NOW???? And how is it going???? I am delighted to read your paper here about your journey, going where your nose takes you! That's what I say: follow your nose. Mine has taken me many places. I see you are working for justice, and in any setting where you are needed. I greatly admire your courage. I hope you are seeing some progress, and I KNOW you are contributing to world peace.

coolasas
May 12, 2018
May 12, 2018

Hello hello

Thanks for the lovely message. I know it took over a year but my latest post should tell you what I had been up to .
I hope you're doing fine yourself. Take care.

Coolasas